Meen Kozhambu-Fish Curry

fish kuzhambu / fish curry recipe

I learned this mouth watering fish kuzhambu / fish curry recipe from my MIL, who excels in non-vegetarian dishes. This recipe is best suitable for the sea breed fish (Pomfret, King Fish, etc.,)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 51kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 Tamarind Lemon sized / 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Vadagam
  • 3 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 3 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required
  • 2 tsp Sesame seed Oil


  • Soak tamarind in water till it becomes soft and tender. Extract tamarind juice from the pulp. Fry vadagam in oil followed by onion and bring it to the room temperature.
  • Grind fried onions, vadagam with grated coconut to a coarse paste...and add it to the extracted tamarind juice...add chili powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Bring it to boil or 5-6 min and then add cleaned fish and boil for another 4-5 min till the fish gets cooked. Before removing from the stove add 2 tablespoonfuls of gingelly oil. Now Fish Kuzhambu / Fish Curry is ready to be served with Steamed Rice


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg